Christine Metz

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Water battle continues

With a trial date for a recreational water right application looming in about a month, the city of Steamboat Springs and the Colorado Water Conservation Board continue to refuse to settle outside of court. This week, the Steamboat Springs City Council sent a letter to the water board stating that the board's most recent proposal did not "provide a productive basis for settlement."

YVMC won't restart service

Air ambulance too expensive, officials say

Yampa Valley Medical Center will not re-establish its air ambulance service, the hospital announced Thursday. Hospital officials said an air ambulance is not economically feasible.

City seeks demolition change

The City Council may require developers to have development plans in place before tearing down buildings.

City to toughen sign codes

The city wants to strengthen its sign code and may increase the amount of time staff spends enforcing it.

Council: Fire flow a concern

City Council members are concerned about neighborhoods in the Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District that might not have enough water to fight fires.

City Council holds off on turf field

Shifting a proposed artificial turf field from a parcel of land next to Christian Heritage School to Steamboat Springs High School is not an option, City Council members were told Tuesday.

Local air ambulance crash may spur national changes

The January crash of a Yampa Valley Air Ambulance flight is one of 12 accidents driving the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations for changing the nation's air ambulance industry.

New precincts confuse voters

New precinct numbers and combined polling places for the Nov. 1 elections have confused some Routt County residents.

Center's scope undetermined

Residents gather at Centennial Hall to discuss future of community center

A plan for what a new community center will offer should be in place before residents vote on the expansion of Bud Werner Memorial Library in November.

Artificial turf field on hold after high bids received

The city of Steamboat Springs' plans to build an artificial turf field near Christian Heritage School are on hold after bids came in at almost double what was estimated.

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